A Multi-disciplinary Approach to Increasing Awareness of Enteral Nutrition in the Pediatric Patient

Sep 19, 2017 04:00pm -
Sep 19, 2017 05:30pm

Event Description

Malnutrition Awareness Week Webinar

A Multi-disciplinary Approach to increasing Awareness of Enteral Nutrition in the Pediatric Patient: a Provider and Parent Perspective
September 19, 2017
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET (Eastern Time)



Despite increasing awareness and diagnosing of malnutrition and its effects, one in three patients continue to be malnourished with an annual cost of $156.7 billion for disease-related malnutrition in the U.S across eight diseases. Malnutrition is now also becoming a leading cause of hospital re-admissions and increased health care costs. Thus, treatment and prevention programs are now even more imperative. The purpose of Malnutrition Awareness Week is to continue to raise awareness of malnutrition and its negative effects on individuals and health care costs. In addition, Malnutrition Awareness Week activities intend, to provide specific strategies for addressing and implementing programs and resources to combat malnutrition within the hospital and community settings. 

This webinar will address supplemental enteral nutrition in pediatric patients as a way to prevent and treat malnutrition through a multi-disciplinary approach. The barriers to initiation and weaning of enteral nutrition, as well as the psychological aspects, will also be addressed.

Learning Objectives
1.    Define inadequate oral intake and provide examples of etiology in children
2.    Describe how inadequate oral intake can lead to malnutrition
3.    Explain the psyschological dynamics involved for caregivers in deciding to initiate and discontinue enteral nutrition

4.    Describe how initiation and discontinuation of enteral nutrition has a greater success rate when completed with a multi-disciplinary feeding team

Faculty and Topics
Treating the Pediatric Tube-fed Patient from all Aspects
Sarah Edwards, DO, CNSC, Pediatric Gastroenterologist; Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition; Children’s Mercy Kansas City, Kansas City, MO


A Parental Perspective on Caring for a Child who Receives Enteral Nutrition
Traci Nagy, Founder & Executive Director, Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation, Merrick, NY 


Jodi Wolff  MS, RDN, LD, FAND, FAACPDM, Pediatric Dietitian, Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, University Hospitals Solon Health Center, Cleveland, OH


Level: Intermediate
UAN:  0216-0000-17-094-L04-P
CE Credit:  1.5 hours

The perfect complement to our Malnutrition Awareness Week programming is Improve Patient Outcomes: ASPEN’s Step-by-Step Guide to Addressing Malnutrition. This comprehensive resource offers care pathways, tools, quality measures, and other important resources. 

Event Type:Webinar
Early registration ends on Sep 15, 2017.
Regular registration starts on Sep 16, 2017 and ends on Sep 17, 2017.
Late registration starts on Sep 18, 2017.
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 ASPEN Chapter
Member Fee: $0.00$0.00$0.00
Non-Member Fee: $49.00$59.00$59.00
 Individual Registration
Member Fee: $0.00$0.00$0.00
Non-Member Fee: $19.00$29.00$29.00
 Site Registrations
Member Fee: $0.00$0.00$0.00
Non-Member Fee: $69.00$79.00$79.00